I'm new to track bike riding. Would a 2004 Buell XB9s be a good choice to start out on the track. I have been riding for awhile and want to get the feel for the track. Anyone know any pros or cons on using this bike for the track.
No experience but I've read and heard that they can be a handful to setup. A friend has tracked his and said it was a hoot once he did get a decent setup. He had raced a few years so he was familiar with what to be feeling and looking for.
I'm not a track guy but on the street Buell's are a joke. Any 600 ricer can run off and leave one. A 250-300 with a good rider will run neck and neck with a Buell. V-twins are down on horsepower and up on weight.
When I bought my bike back in 2006 the previous owner had put on a full Akrapovic exhaust system that he got cheap on Ebay since it had been on a bike that wrecked. As you will see in the pics, the holes got welded up and I can tell you that it works fine.
BUT, from an aesthetic...
I know there are other sites pertaining to the subject , but in an effort to continue promoting this niche of our sport, is there room on this forum for a page/thread that would cater to us ? Fabbing your own bits/bikes for a good cause , can't hurt anything ... as long you do it right ...
Just getting started. Gona post up a few questions for you vets.
1. What are you using for your coolant overflow?
2. front signal's?
I have started modifying all my stock stuff but looking for ideas.